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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by apound, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. recycler
    Joined: Mar 27, 2001
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    Here's my 65 Cyclone. It's a street car gasser "tribute" 416 ci Cleveland and a 4 speed. Fun as hell. (also for sale)
     

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  2. close 010.jpg close 009.jpg This was Shirona, I let a friend Borrow her to get to work, And he ran her up under a semi Trailer. :(
     
  3. Jimbo17
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    Thanks for another trip down Memory Lane.

    Cool shots of Ronnie Sox's

    Jimbo
     
  4. ec164
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    Sad story, same happened to me when I borrowed my younger brother my 70 Mach 1, buried it under a mid-sixties Ram 3/4 ton. Told me "I shouldn't have let him use it." Good lesson learned while young.......Al

    Cool Comet Gasser also Recycler!!!!
     
  5. tommyd
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  6. Merritt
    Joined: Feb 5, 2009
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    First sign of spring, motors ready. Dyno day, 644 HP @ 7200 rpm. A Dyno Day 1 2-5-25.JPG A Dyno Day 2 2-5-25.JPG
     
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  7. 65COMET
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    Merritt;can you tell us about the engine? ROY.
     
  8. roosters hot rods
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    Wow ! Impressive

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  9. Merritt
    Joined: Feb 5, 2009
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    Hi Roy, hope you are doing well.
    It is a 363 cu in, Windsor dart SHP block, 12:1 compression, Brodex 17 degree heads, Comp .691/.692 solid roller right out of the catalog, Jessel sportsman shaft rocker system, edelbrock 302 victor intake, about a 975 CFM Holley carb, ran best at 36 degree timing.

    The first dyno pull was 612 HP, a few jet, timing and carb spacer changes got us to 629, then adding a vacuum pump got us to 644. We had air conditions that I will not see on any drag strip this summer but I don't want to run any faster than 10.00.

    I'm excited, anxious for racing to start.
     
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  10. ec164
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    Great Job Merritt!!! You may be surprised with it in your car your header primarys can't be that large, and may compliment that little monster . You should be excited for the season to begin. Hopefully you made a video and can post it.....Again Congratulations job well done!......Al
     
  11. 65COMET
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    Merritt;sounds like a solid engine combo!!! Good luck this coming season!! I had my heads redone,about the only thing not new is the castings and I had them ported!! ROY.
     
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  12. Merritt
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    Thanks for the support guys. Forgot to add that, we made 1-7/8 headers. I tried to send pictures but they must be too big they won't load to the web site.
     
  13. ec164
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    I've been having that problem and never had it before, I finally gave up. Out of curiosity what size were primary's on dyno? 1-7/8 sound right. Let us know on those ETs when you get to the track! .....Al
     
  14. Merritt
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    Al, we did use 1-7/8 headers on the dyno. Over 600 HP you can start to look at 2" headers.
    I will keep the site informed.
     
  15. Merritt
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    Wow, look what I did, resized picture file. A4A Comer Headers.jpg A3A Comet Headers.jpg
     
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  16. i got word today the original tom coward tomcat/joel canios comet will be at the melt down this summer. this is the real deal one of nineteen made. i will be shaking it down before the event to make sure everything is working as it should. the car has not been on a track since 67.
     
  17. kabinenroller
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    I got word today the original tom coward tomcat/joel canios comet will be at the melt down this summer. this is the real deal one of nineteen made. i will be shaking it down before the event to make sure everything is working as it should. the car has not been on a track since 67.

    Wow!, very cool! I have not seen that car in a very long time. The last time it was sitting in the grass behind Joel's shop in Kenosha WI. I have heard it looks amazing. Joel was a great guy and was helpful back in the 70's when I was building my Comet. ( the first time)
    Hopefully I will make it to the Meltdown event.
    Jim
    In Franksville also
     
  18. thunderplex
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  19. 65COMET
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    $85,000 for the injected SOHC and the Comet is free!! ROY.
     
  20. 10981865_1405600053075163_5406402054532039963_n.jpg This is my Best friend's '65,with my Mav, on Power Tour 2011.
     
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  21. white64
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    from Maine

    I've had several '64s, in fact my first car was a white 64 Caliente hardtop with red bucket interior sold it in '72 for $35 DUH#1, then after a long time between comets I picked up a '64 Cyclone, Maroon w/tan sold that in '91 DUH #2, then another wimbleton w/red caliente (see avatar), trucked up to Maine from TX, nice car (vintage cragars, granada disks, 5.0 w T5, Southside machine lift bars, crites glass hood and front bumper). That one went to Ohio DUH #3.
    The Next one I'm KEEPIN'!
    BTW! They're getting scarce AND expensive!
     
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  22. Tell me about it! my '64 got destoroyed in '93, and I still cant find a replacement. theyve gotten to costley for me. I get to ride in my buddies '65 , so its all good.
     
  23. ec164
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  24. ec164
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    http://www.cometcentral.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7241

    Guys I did a build thread on Comet Central and copied the link so I didn't have to screw around with getting pictures loaded here. I talked about this for a few years and am finally close enough to done to start posting........Al
     
  25. loudbang
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    That build looks great.
     
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  26. 65COMET
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    Show Off!!! Looks great Al!!!! ROY.
     
  27. JunkYardFrog
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    Ha! You might be right.
     
  28. JunkYardFrog
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    I agree. The prices seem to be climbing.
     
  29. 65afxcomet
    Joined: Dec 10, 2011
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    Nice car Al , makes me want to get to work on mine
    Hamps
     
  30. 65afxcomet
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    Anyone planning on going to meltdown drags at Byron , IL July 17-19 ??
    Hamps
     

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